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New Natural Suffering from Dry Hair After Big Chop

New Natural Suffering from Dry Hair After Big Chop

Suffering from dry hair after a big chop, a reader writes to get help on modifying her routine. Suggestions are made to eliminate silicones contained in her shampoo, and to begin using 100% natural ingredients for conditioning like avocados and honey.

03/15/2013 | By | More
Transitioning to Natural Hair – The Three Phases of Success

Transitioning to Natural Hair – The Three Phases of Success

Transitioning to natural hair can be challenging, but its worth it in the end. Great advice and information on the three phases you’ll go through as you leave relaxers “creamy crack” behind and transition to natural hair.

12/02/2012 | By | More
Tips for Transitioning to Natural Hair

Tips for Transitioning to Natural Hair

Tips on how to successfully and easily go from relaxers to natural; transitioning to natural hair using braids, wigs, protective styles, heat and weaves..

12/02/2012 | By | More
Product Junkie – by Chance or Choice?

Product Junkie – by Chance or Choice?

Are you a natural hair product junkie by choice because you try every new product you hear about? Or are you a product junkie by chance because your hair hates everything you’ve tried?

10/07/2012 | By | More
Study Links Hair Relaxers To Fibroids in Black Women

Study Links Hair Relaxers To Fibroids in Black Women

Fibroids in black women have been linked by numerous medical research studies to widespread use of chemical hair relaxers. Though fibroids are usually not malignant, they can grow very large and cause extreme pain, and excessive bleeding leading to anemia.

09/20/2012 | By | More
Why Leaving Relaxers Behind and Going Natural is Smart for Black Women

Why Leaving Relaxers Behind and Going Natural is Smart for Black Women

Perms and relaxers have been a long-time favorite of African American women promising silky straight hair for difficult to manage locks, but this beauty regimen comes at a high price – hair breakage, scalp irritation, stunted hair growth, and even permanent hair loss. Discover the top nine reasons to avoid perms and relaxers and why […]

09/16/2012 | By | More
Does Wearing Natural Hair Impact Dating Options and Relationships?

Does Wearing Natural Hair Impact Dating Options and Relationships?

Question: When a black woman decides to transition from relaxers or weaves to her natural hair – be it a fro, puff, twists, locs, braids or a curly style – how do men feel about her? Do fellas find natural hairstyles to be empowering, freeing and a strong statement of afrocentric awareness, or do they […]

08/19/2012 | By | More
Co-Washing Natural Black Hair

Co-Washing Natural Black Hair

Co-Washing Natural Black Hair By Elle Paris   If you wear your hair natural, you are probably familiar with co-washing natural black hair, or washing their hair with conditioner only. Conditioner washing avoids harsh results from frequent washing with shampoos and helps to keep natural black hair soft and manageable. Co-washing can be done as […]

08/15/2012 | By | More
Twist Out and Twist Wigs?

Twist Out and Twist Wigs?

I’ve heard people say that natural hair is a fad, but I didn’t really believe it until I came across a forum where some of the naturalistas were discussing this line of natural wigs. A quick look at their website confirmed that the wigs are SOLD OUT, so someone is out there buying them. I […]

08/15/2012 | By | More
Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice Natural Hair Straightener

Coconut Milk and Lemon Juice Natural Hair Straightener

Going natural for many women of color means eliminating use of heat, relaxers, and all other chemical compounds on their hair. For some though the transition is a struggle as they aren’t used to working with their natural curly hair texture and would prefer to loosen the tight curls for manageability and styling purposes.  This […]

08/15/2012 | By | More
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